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‘Do not apologize!’ Air Force inexplicably caves to PC pressure over joke about killing terrorists

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The U.S. Air Force issued an apology after linking a Taliban attack to the viral Yanny vs. Laurel debate.

The main Air Force Twitter account posted a message Thursday morning referring to the U.S. military using A-10 jets targeting Taliban fighters in response to an attack on the Afghan city of Farah.

(Image: U.S. Air Force Twitter account)

The tweet included a link to an Air Force Times story about the operation.

But by Thursday afternoon, the Air Force issued an apology and said the earlier tweet had been “in poor taste” and was removed.

While the debate over the viral audio clip that says either “Yanny” or “Laurel” has taken over the internet, with even the White House getting in on the fun, many criticized the Air Force for seeming to make light of the violent attack in Afghanistan.

Afghan and American air forces launched an attack on Tuesday against Taliban insurgents who were trying to take over the city of Farah. In a show of force to warn Taliban forces, U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II jets flew overhead and MQ-9 Reaper drones conducted strikes, Military Times reported.

Afghan A-29 light-attack aircraft and Mi-17 helicopters “conducted the majority of strikes,” Army Lt. Col. Martin O’Donnell told Military Times.

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White, during a press conference on Thursday, said that while she had not seen the original tweet by the Air Force, Afghans are “dying to secure their own future,” and that “shouldn’t be forgotten in any of this.”

While the Air Force received plenty of backlash over the tweet that prompted the apology, many on Twitter dismissed the controversy as another politically correct liberal attack.

Frieda Powers


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